I do love making polymer clay beads…especially beads that look very old, if not ancient! These are beads that I made last week. I had run out of the faux amber, turquoise, and coral beads used in my “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” kit and needed to make more, but I couldn’t resist making a small collection of chunky round faux amber beads embedded with tiny chips of faux coral and faux turquoise…they look like beads one might find at a Bazaar in some exotic local like Morocco! These resemble beads made of copal resin rather than actual amber; the difference being that true amber is fossilized tree resin that is millions of years old, whereas copal is resin that is merely thousands of years old and lacking the clarity of true amber. One day I may make a necklace incorporating these along with seed beads and silver charms. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy gazing at them every time I open my bead drawer!